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Publisher's Summary

Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her 40-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.

Then Cole Thatcher appears. Sexy, naked - and possibly nuts - Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and classified documents from a powerful inner circle of the secret society Skull and Bones. Maggie has enough skeletons to deal with, but when she learns her own past may intersect the Bonesmen’s, joining Cole in the hunt for the sub may be the only course to uncover a hidden truth.

©2013 Christine Kling (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Entertaining Adventure Book Under 10 bucks

Good solid effort. Interesting, holds reader's interest the whole way. Believable characters, excellent setting, fairly predictable plot, though well-done.

The time/POV shifts in the story were occasionally hard to follow. One paragraph would follow another (not a chapter break), but the action was days later. Or the same day, different locale.
I didn't like the ending. Contrived cliffhanger, the kind intended to force you to read the next in the series to find out how the hero or heroine gets out of an impossible situation. However, as the next book is only $7.34 so not such a big issue this time.

All in all the book was an entertaining adventure book without excessive gore or sex scenes.

Angela Dawe did a really good job with the delivery of the story. Some people didn't like her narration but I have to disagree I liked her reading.

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Narrator hits the wrong note

What did you love best about Circle of Bones?

I like the story very much

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was tense at times, and, this being a new author to me, I couldn't be sure the good guys and gals would survive to the final page.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

Sadly, just about anyone. The narrator started off with far too much tension so that suspense didn't have a chance to build. Her odd intonation didn't help, either.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction.

Any additional comments?

The second book in this series is also narrated by the same individual so I won't be purchasing it as an audiobook.

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Couldn't get through the first chapter

I am sure the story is great - but just could not listen to the mechanical/robot-like narration. It was like listening to MapQuest/GPS trying to read me a story. Would definitely try another book/series from this author, as long as there was a different narrator.

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Great story, but the narrator...

Fascinating story, yet it was difficult to get past the narrator. Her style is almost identical to my GPS tone - quite mechanical and intense. Too intense from the beginning. The only time she changes tone is when she changes accents. Worth the effort to continue, however. Don't let her voice stop you from purchasing :)

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Such a Disappointment!

Full disclosure: I listened to 5 hours and couldn't go on.

I am a huge fan of Ms. Kling's Saychelle Sullivan series - huge - and expected this to be on par. The description of this book appealed to me for a long road trip; I thought my husband would enjoy the diving for sunken treasure. Five hours in, there was NO diving. The ONLY thing that happened in those 5 hours was a rising body count; and, boy howdy, did it rise! Plot development was further slowed by constantly switching back and forth between past and present, which added nothing to our understanding of just what the heck was going on. I am still asking myself if this is the same Christine Kling.

The main reason I quit after 5 hours (during a 6+-hour road trip) was this: Angela Dawe gave me a headache. As my husband described it, she was reading in all caps. I may have been able to get through the story had it not been the physically painful delivery.

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Can't stand the narration

I got this book via "Kindle Unlimited with Narration." I can never seem to get thru a book by this narrator. She has some very annoying distracting habits, usually in the narrative. Ending sentences her voice wavers and rises oddly & perhaps even her accent. It just distracts me too much trying too figure it out. Additionally, her character voices sound so much the same, regardless which book she reads. I find myself groaning when I realize it's her. Once again a book I can't get into.

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I wasn't sure about this book, and the first time I started listening I was put off by the narrator. However, I did eventually go back and started listening to this book again. Once I got past the narrator, the book was actually pretty good. There were some parts that made me wonder how the strong and smart lead female character, Maggie Reilly, couldn't see what was coming. However, these lapses in judgement do add new twists to the story. Overall, this book is good listen to pass time.

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The narrator ruins the story

I am 2/3rd's into the book when I am writing this review. The storyline is good and I highly recommend reading the book. After listening to 100's of audiobooks, it is rare when I find a narrator that can destroy my enjoyment of the story. Sadly, I have found one and unfortunately she is the narrator for the three book series. Her voices for men and woman are fine; it is the habit of starting sentences with first word or two forceful. Not once in a while, but with just about every sentence -- no one talks this way. The start of the book was fraught with tension and high suspense where none was needed and no room given to build-up the tension when it was appropriate. I am finishing the book but will probably not continue the series, at least as an Audible book.

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Circle of Bones

Cannot Review Audio Book Because Whole Book Will Not Download. (All 3 Books.)Not At all Happy.

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Lady Indiana Jones Adventures

I purchased this series out of order and am just listening to this story, shame on me for missing out on a great tale. I listened to #2 first and didn’t realize when I wrote that review, that yes, these tales are linked together and really don’t stand alone.
There are a few authors, this one and e.g. Tiffany Snow’s Kathleen Turner series, my fave, that do link the adventures together. So many reviews say get the whole series or must read in order. I have been burned and had to return books based on that suggestion.
I now choose a summery and if the author gains my attention, then I purchase the series and force myself to listen at book #1. As you have already discovered #1 can be an author’s best work, and for other author’s their best work comes later and you rely on fellow reviewers to advise.
If you start this series, get this book first!!
I am a huge fan of reader Ms Angela Dawe, as I like all her male voices. Her Scottish accents, none better! Her children voices can warm your heart. In this tale, she nails the foreign speech patterns head on and you are right there in the limelight with our characters.
See Marcia Clark’s series for a great mystery series and Nora Roberts MacGregor for a great romance series read by Ms Dawe. They will not disappoint if you are a fan of hers.
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  • 07-27-18

Brilliant

well spoken narrator, loved every bit of the book.
can't wait to read the next book.😊

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  • 06-16-15

bad narration good book

I was unimpressed by the narrator. too monotonous for me. Enjoyed the story and the action.